Patents by Inventor Mami Uchida

Mami Uchida has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140281999
    Abstract: Even in the case of displaying operation display information, an image to be displayed on a display screen is prevented from being difficult to see, and an operation input by using the operation display information is always appropriately conducted. A display device receives an information signal from a base device, and displays main display information that is an image derived from a display signal of the information signal on an LCD. In the case where the display device displays a control panel for accepting an operation input from a user on the LCD, the display device controls a size change processor so that a size and a position of display of the main display information is so changed as not to overlap with display of the control panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Tamao Katayama, Yuki Kitamura, Kenichirou Matsumura, Miwako Yoritate
  • Patent number: 8773360
    Abstract: Even in the case of displaying operation display information, an image to be displayed on a display screen is prevented from being difficult to see, and an operation input by using the operation display information is always appropriately conducted. A display device receives an information signal from a base device, and displays main display information that is an image derived from a display signal of the information signal on an LCD. In the case where the display device displays a control panel for accepting an operation input from a user on the LCD, the display device controls a size change processor so that a size and a position of display of the main display information is so changed as not to overlap with display of the control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Tamao Katayama, Yuki Kitamura, Kenichirou Matsumura, Miwako Yoritate
  • Patent number: 8352986
    Abstract: A picture display system having two display devices and a base device for supplying picture signals to one of the display devices and capable of having bidirectional communication with the other display device is disclosed. The picture display system (1) is made up by a mobile display device (100), a base device (200) and a large format display device (300). The base device (200) sends picture signals to the display device (100) and to the large format display device (300). On a display image surface of the mobile display device (100), there is provided a touch panel for detecting the contact position contacted by a user for displaying a remote-control panel RP accepting an operating input from the user on the display image surface. An operating signal conforming to a display item of the remote-control panel RP, displayed at a contact position, detected by the touch panel, is generated and transmitted by wireless communication to the base device (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Tatsuya Yokoyama, Yuka Ohashi, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Jin Sato, Yushi Sayama
  • Patent number: 7996867
    Abstract: A reservation information setting apparatus and a method thereof are capable of a setting recording reservation and a program viewing reservation of a target broadcast program correctly and easily. By performing given operations, a control section forms a calendar as a schedule table, and displays the calendar on a display. Schedule information and reservation information, including a program viewing reservation and a recording reservation, are input into a selected date through the displayed calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7733295
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7603686
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus in which television channel setting processing and provider setting processing can be completed expeditiously. The information processing apparatus has the function of connecting to the Internet and the function of receiving television broadcast from the broadcasting stations. If, when the broadcast territory of using the information processing apparatus is set and registered, and the Internet service provider is to be set, the Internet service providers are demonstrated in the display unit of the information processing apparatus beginning from those geographically closest to the user's territory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Justsystem Corporation
    Inventors: Natsuko Yotsumoto, Masahiro Asai, Mami Uchida, Takaaki Miura, Katsuhisa Takata
  • Patent number: 7552463
    Abstract: A television receiver includes an LCD unit and an EEPROM in which broadcasting program selection information for controlling a tuner section and channel numbers are stored in a coordinated relationship and program-relating information for executing object processing programs and the channel numbers are stored in a coordinated relationship. A control section accepts a selective input of a channel number from a user through a key operation section and reads out information corresponding to the accepted channel number from the EEPROM. When the read out information is the broadcasting program selection information, the tuner section is controlled based on the information, but when the readout information is the program-relating information, a program corresponding to the program-relating information is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Ebisu, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda, Mami Uchida
  • Patent number: 7477321
    Abstract: There is provided a video display system in which when supplying a video signal from a base station (200) to a plurality of display units (transportable one 100 and large-screen one 300), an operation instruction generator generates a screen select instruction corresponding to the direction of the user's touch on a touch panel (121) provided on the display screen of the transportable display unit (100) that displays an image corresponding to a video signal supplied from the base station (200) and transmits the operation instruction from the transportable display unit (100) to the base station (200), and a controller included in the base station (200) controls the channel selecting operation of two turning means included in the base station (200) correspondingly to the supplied operation instruction. Stroking the surface of the touch panel (121) on the display screen of the transportable display unit (100), the user can transfer an image between the plurality of display units (100, 300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yokoyama, Yuka Ohashi, Jin Sato, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Yushi Sayama, Mami Uchida, Tatsushi Nashida, Goro Takaki, Kirihito Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7337228
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus for enabling more prompt sign-up. A network management server at step S62 received am equipment serial number from an information processing apparatus and, at step s63, references a database to retrieve a received equipment serial number. If the equipment serial number has not been found, the program moves to step S16 where a command for initiating manual setting is sent to an information processing apparatus. If the equipment serial number has been found, the program moves to step S81 to verify whether or not the admittance made or admittance not as yet made, recorded in the database in association with the equipment serial number received is admittance made. If the verified result indicates admittance not as yet made, the program moves to step S82 where the network management server sends an automatic setting initiating command to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Justsystem Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Maeda, Munehiro Yoshikawa, Nobutaka Tani, Shinji Okazaki, Natsuko Yotsumoto, Masahiro Asai, Mami Uchida, Takaaki Miura, Katsuhisa Takata
  • Patent number: 7227512
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television turner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input-devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7224323
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20070008302
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7071896
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7038663
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising abase apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20050262535
    Abstract: A picture display system having two display devices and a base device for supplying picture signals to one of the display devices and capable of having bidirectional communication with the other display device is disclosed. The picture display system (1) is made up by a mobile display device (100), a base device (200) and a large format display device (300). The base device (200) sends picture signals to the display device (100) and to the large format display device (300). On a display image surface of the mobile display device (100), there is provided a touch panel for detecting the contact position contacted by a user for displaying a remote-control panel RP accepting an operating input from the user on the display image surface. An operating signal conforming to a display item of the remote-control panel RP, displayed at a contact position, detected by the touch panel, is generated and transmitted by wireless communication to the base device (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Tatsuya Yokoyama, Yuka Ohashi, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Jin Sato, Yushi Sayama
  • Publication number: 20050231648
    Abstract: When a remote-control signal reception portion receives an input to direct take-in of an image, a capture-processing portion captures, if the input to direct the take-in is received through the receiving device, an image signal that forms the display image to be displayed on the display portion as digital data. The digital data is stored in an external memory. In this case, a reduced image of an image corresponding to the currently captured digital data and at least one reduced image of the images corresponding to digital data captured in the memory in the past are displayed for a predetermined lapse of time at a predetermined display region in one portion on a display screen. The captured images may be respectively displayed and character-recognized character information contained in the displayed image as display information may be also utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Yuki Kitamura, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Tamao Katayama, Mami Uchida
  • Publication number: 20050184968
    Abstract: Even in the case of displaying operation display information, an image to be displayed on a display screen is prevented from being difficult to see, and an operation input by using the operation display information is always appropriately conducted. A display device receives an information signal from a base device, and displays main display information that is an image derived from a display signal of the information signal on an LCD. In the case where the display device displays a control panel for accepting an operation input from a user on the LCD, the display device controls a size change processor so that a size and a position of display of the main display information is so changed as not to overlap with display of the control panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Tamao Katayama, Yuki Kitamura, Kenichirou Matsumura, Miwako Yoritate
  • Publication number: 20050188417
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a-base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20050188401
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20050188418
    Abstract: A bi-directional communication system comprising abase apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared remote control device connected to the base apparatus is used to control various external input devices (e.g., a VCR or DVD player). Control menus for the base apparatus and the external input device can be displayed on the display apparatus. The display apparatus contains a touch screen, so that a user can select operational commands for controlling the base apparatus and external input devices. The display apparatus wirelessly transmits selected operational commands to the base apparatus, which then retransmits the commands to the appropriate external input device using the infrared remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Mami Uchida, Ayumi Mizobuchi, Kasumi Takeda